Monday, December 28, 2009

My gift from friends (dual post)

If you read my stitching for a cure blog, then this is a duplicate post.
Aren't these amazing? Well, the story behind is more amazing.
Some of my stitchy friends, 8 of them plus my daughter to be exact, went behind my back and did this project for me.
Why I am deserving of this wonderful gift still eludes me, but it is a true blessing. Even my daughter kept it secret since Oct. 2nd.
6 stitched angels on the quilt, plus a stitched piece in the center plus a pillow with another stitched angel. All in the most beautiful shades of purple and pink.
Mary, Janet, Tara, Carrie, Ethel, Moma Judy, Georgena & Penny had a part in making the beautiful quilt and pillow. My daughter had the job of keeping it quiet from me. Mary did the most WONDERFUL quilting on the quilt. All in all it is spectacular!
Do you know they even set up a special Yahoo group for it? Stitching for Wooleybooger!
I have been very tearful over this gift. It is quite possibly the best gift I have ever received. I know it is the most beautiful one. I can't wait to show it off to my Relay friends and friends at work.
There are not enough words to say thank you. I haven't had a chance to read all the posts on the Yahoo group. I have my grandkids here and they are demanding that I not spend as much time as I want to look at it all. Makes for a difficult situation: pay attention to grandkids or read the posts! LOL.
I have been so blessed with my friendship with all of you. I wish you all were here to share in my joy! But via the net, maybe you can know that you have truly touched my heart. If you are judged by the friends you have, then I will be judged as a very fortunate person, a person who was and is loved very much.
Blessings to all of you! And thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Merry Christmas

This holiday season…




Give Blood

Take a nap

Be thankful

Read a book

Celebrate life

Watch a sunset

Play like a child

Be still and listen

Take deep breaths

Hug someone special

Relive enjoyable moments

Listen to your favorite music

Dance like nobody is watching

Bake cookies (or buy them like I do)

Enjoy time with friends and loved ones

Donna Karl

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A little better

Well, I am a little better. Not much, but better. I have had mood swings like crazy which makes me think I am (God I cannot believe I am going to type these words) "going through the change".
Which would probably be the reason for me not being holly jolly this year. Between snapping at friends and family and bursting into tears, it has been a roller coaster of emotions.
All though I didn't go to my EGA party for the first time in nearly 20 years, I did go to my work party tonight. I took my sweet Mother with me. She never gets to go to parties and was so happy to get out tonight. She even started picking out her outfit on Thursday night and had her stylist paint her nails red with green dots. Very festive.
A good time was had by all. I even won a door prize! We went and looked at Christmas lights afterward. Here are some pics:

This was Mom & me!

My manager Kristin and one of our consultants, Dawn

Another of our consultants, Terry and his wife Patty

Our HR Coordinator, Esmeralda and her fiance, Cesar

And finally, our Director of Operations, Jim & his lovely wife Elda.
My grandsons will come to visit me for a week starting the day after Christmas. Surely that will keep me in a good mood for a week or so. At least that is what everyone around me is keeping their fingers crossed for!
I really pray that each and everyone of you have a Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season! You have all been blessings to me.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Bah humbug

I am in a not so Christmasy mood. I don't know why but I am. And nothing I do seems to change that.
I don't want to see pretty decorated trees, sparkly Christmas lights and Santa. I don't want to go to Christmas parties and exchange gifts.
Every year I REALLY look forward to going to my annual EGA Christmas party with the annual handstitched ornament Chinese gift exchange. I pick out my pattern way in advance of the party and have my ornament wrapped and ready to go at least a month before the party.
This year I have not only NOT MADE one, I am not going to the party at all. Don't wanna. Not interested.
And I was going to my annual company Christmas party this year despite my bah humbug mood until someone changed the plans for the party. Nothing big; just a little tiny itsy bitsy thing. And BOOM! Not going. Can't make me.
I am not even interested in going to see Christmas lights, one of my absolutely favorite things to do. I don't even have a ooh or an aah in me for them.
What is up? Anyone else feeling this way?